Blue Ridge Cabinet Connection
Our Process

Let us take all the worry out!

Do It Your Self?

Installing cabinets can be an easy task for those who understand or have worked in the construction trade.  If you have these skills and work in the correct order and proper way, you truly can do this yourself.

Before

But Should You Really Do-It-Yourself?

The enthusiastic homeowner that does not possess the skills or experience required could potentially create a real expensive disaster.

Let Us Remove The Worry.

Our team of installers at Blue Ridge Cabinet Connection have the experience and expertise to install your cabinets using the most efficient and latest methods.

  1. We fully prepare the area for installation
  2. We Check to make sure the cabinets and accessories that you have ordered are what we are delivering.
  3. We relocate any appliances to another room for easier maneuvering in the work area.
  4. If requested we finish all the walls with a first coat of paint.
  5. We maintain clutter free and clean work area.
  6. We assemble the new cabinets.
  7. We install the base cabinets using the EZ-Level leveling system.
  8. We install the upper cabinets using very precise measurements.
  9. We install the countertops
  10. We manage all plumbing, and electrical needs of the install.

You’ll Love The Results

We know you will love the results of work we do.  We have many satisfied clients and can gladly provide you with examples of our work.

How We Protect Your Granite & Cabinets For A Lifetime

DO-IT-YOURSELF TIPS

  1. PERMITS AND CONTRACTORS – Obtain a permit!, Check the references of your contractor. Have the work throughly inspected at all the critical phases.
  2. STORAGE – Do not allow or let your cabinets be stored in a climate that can cause your brand new cabinets to warp, or bend.  Like all wood products, they need to acclimate to the location they will be installed in.
  3. PREP YOUR WORK AREA-Unpack your cabinets, use the boxes to cover and protect your flooring.
  4. SORT OUT-Sort your cabinets and make certain before the driver departs, that you have received all the cabinets you have ordered.
  5. FIND THE HIGH SPOTS- It’s imperative that you determine the high spots FIRST before anything else! Why? EVERY cabinet will be positioned based on that high spot.
  6. DRAW ON THE WALLS-Mark the beginning and end of your cabinets and fillers on the walls. Failure to do this can be disastrous and it will only take you about 10 minutes.
  7. ELECTRICAL / LIGHTING: While the cabinets are out… THIS IS THE TIME to install additional plugs, switches and/or lighting. You should really consider adding some under counter lights!
  8. STUDS: For cabinet runs… (More than one cabinet screwed together).. “Try” to make sure that every cabinet is fastened with at least (1) screw on top and on bottom (wall cabinets only) into a stud.
  9. LEDGER BOARDS – You will be setting the (wall) cabinet runs on ledger boards.
  10. PRE-DRILLING & SCREWS – Make sure your installer pre-drills every single screw hole.
  11. CABINET RUNS – Many installers fall into the trap of installing “one-cabinet-at-a-time” thinking it’s easier. It is NOT. As a matter of fact it can become maddening very quickly as the floors, walls and corners are NEVER level… they are not plumb and the corners are usually off a few degrees.
  12. HANGING WALL CABINETS – Start with any of the “Corner cabinets” and set them on the ledger boards in the corner. While one man holds them upright “resting the cabinet(s) on the ledger” screw (1) screw on the TOP of the cabinet into the wall/stud. This will hold that “run” of cabinets temporarily.
  13. LEVEL LEVEL LEVEL – The absolute MOST IMPORTANT issue during installation is to make sure your wall and base cabinets are Level, Plumb and Steady! While this “seems” somewhat obvious it is the No. 1 reason for fractured granite, sticking doors, drawers and troubles down the road.
  14. CREATE CABINET RUNS – (for bases): Just like wall cabinets… Many installers fall into the trap of installing base cabinets “one-cabinet-at-a- time” thinking there is no other way. (That’s because many are used to using shims to level their cabinets and since it would be impossible to reach the rear shims they are forced to set (and level) each cabinet one at a time).
  15. SOLID WOOD / PARTICLE BOARD – We all know that particle board “explodes” when wet… but did you know that some solid wood cabinets (which are really plywood) can “soak up water” like a sponge! This leads to rotting and even worse… mildew and mold spores!
  16. PLUMBING – Everyone (including some plumbers) started using those super thin… easy to install plumbing pipes that simply screw together in an effort to save time… and they do.

LEVELING TIPS

Leveling Tall Cabinets

Leveling Corner Cabinets

Leveling Islands & Peninsulas